Understanding the Benefits of SMS Payments For Transportation

Agile Payments

SMS payments, or “Pay by Text payments”, allow customers to pay for services or goods via a mobile phone text message. The customer typically receives a text prompting them to initiate payment via a website interface or additional text messaging. Almost any business that takes payments for goods or services can realize operational costs savings and an uptick in collected revenues by choosing to accept payments by text message. sms payments

Investing in Silo

Andreessen Horowitz

Since Marc Andreessen declared it 10 years ago software has eaten so much of the world — transportation, real estate, communication, banking, and more.

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Hipcamp

Andreessen Horowitz

Marketplace startups can simplify otherwise complex, disorganized ecosystems like transportation, hotels, groceries and others, and create wonderful businesses along the way. We have had a long history of making investments in strong marketplaces that connect buyers and sellers. They do … marketplaces announcements

Zuora Announces the Launch of Zuora.org

Zuora

It can democratize access to industries like transportation […]. We believe that the Subscription Economy has the power to benefit everyone. The post Zuora Announces the Launch of Zuora.org appeared first on Zuora. ZEOLife Zuora News

The Housing Market is Killing the American Dream

Andreessen Horowitz

When people move to cities, they exchange ideas, lower transportation and production costs, and create new breakthroughs. Forget the automobile or the iPhone. Cities, according to the economist Ed Glaeser, are our greatest invention. Today, that virtuous cycle has been … The post The Housing Market is Killing the American Dream appeared first on Andreessen Horowitz. fintech Uncategorized construction tech home ownership housing real estate

What You Must to Know When Applying for a Loan at Omaha FCU

SaaS Metrics

Many of its people here are also part of the trade and transportation industries, which offer high salaries. Omaha boasts of being one of the most economically stable places in Nebraska. It is home to the country’s most number of billionaires, such as Joe Ricketts, Walter Scott Jr.,

LaunchPad Lift Spotlight: ElecTrip

TechStars

He decided that during the upcoming fall school semester, he would start a city-to-city transportation service using the most operationally efficient mode of transportation: electrically-powered Teslas. . Our ticketed price is on par in terms of cost ($250 for a one way from Houston to Austin), but we are the only service that is truly door to door – without loss of time and increased effort from additional modes of transportation.”.

Lesa Mitchell joins The Heritage Group Accelerator Powered by Techstars to help startups disrupt legacy enterprises

TechStars

Many industries that aren’t top of mind for most of us but serve our most basic everyday needs – from industrial production, transportation infrastructure and environmental services and safety – all are facing technological disruption and innovation.

How to choose the best electric scooter

SaaS Metrics

However, electric scooters are considered an excellent means of transportation now a day. An electric scooter is a small vehicle that resembles a bike that is powered by electrical energy. There is no use of fuel or oil for an electric scooter to function. People of all ages can use electric scooters. We can also say that having an electric scooter is normal nowadays, and it may become as common as owning a car in the coming years.

LaunchPad Lift Spring Program Kicks Off

TechStars

Electrip (University of Texas, Austin) – Door to door transportation company scheduling rides at any time in your own Tesla. What elements are necessary for successful college-based entrepreneurship education?

What is the best marketing automation software?

Net-Results

Do you need to transport 3 kids in your vehicle? Best value for who exactly? What are your use cases? What is your budget? Tell me this: what is the best value vehicle? That question can’t be answered without a lot more information. Do you need to move 2 tons of dirt with your vehicle? […]. The post What is the best marketing automation software? appeared first on Net-Results Marketing Automation. Quora Answers

3 Reasons Why On-Demand Startups Need a CRM

Nimble - Sales

No matter which industry you come from (transportation, electronics, hospitality, or health care) the current situation clearly states the popularity of on-demand services almost everywhere. One of the surefire ways towards a successful business is catering to the on-demand services. If there is a demand for any particular service, you will surely end up finding […]. The post 3 Reasons Why On-Demand Startups Need a CRM appeared first on Nimble Blog.

The Next 30 Years of Geopolitics - What Could They Look Like

Tomasz Tunguz

He starts with an explanation of the importance of transport to trade. A country’s manufacturers benefit from low-cost transport. With all the breaking news every hour, I found myself looking for a longer-term perspective on the world. I read a book that fit the bill: Peter Zeihan’s Disunited Nations is a political economy book, a sort of Guns, Germs, and Steel for the future. I wish my economics classes had been taught in Zeihan’s style.

The sales ops tech stack (Part 1)

InsightSquared

There’s a concept in transportation logistics called the “spoke-hub distribution paradigm” which routes are organized as a series of “spokes” that connect outlying points to a central “hub.” Why am I talking about transportation and horrible Boston city planning? Guest blog by Joe Rodden, Sales Systems Manager at Catalant Technologies. As a strategic member of the sales team, ops plays a critical role in owning the sales tech stack.

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Scott Kraege Joins Techstars as Managing Director of The Heritage Group

TechStars

With this accelerator supporting companies disrupting legacy industries addressing the next generation of solutions serving core business needs, I’m humbled for the opportunity to work with founders that share the same passion and commitment to tackling some of society’s biggest challenges through innovation in industries like energy, transportation, construction materials and chemicals.

The Startup Sectors Most Impacted by the Coronavirus

Tomasz Tunguz

If we tally the reductions by category, travel, retail, fitness, real estate, transportation, and recruiting constitute the top 6 categories. Which startup sectors are most affected by coronavirus? Roger Lee is maintaining Layoffs.fyi , which is a table of all the startups who have unfortunately cut staff. On the brighter side, it is a resource for startups looking to hire as they grow. Over the weekend, I analyzed Roger’s data to answer this question.

To Win in the New Delivery Economy Go to the Cloud – A Guest Commentary in E-Commerce Times

Think Strategies

This means revamping their transportation and logistics systems to meet their customers’ escalating delivery expectations. All you have to do to recognize the changing face of the consumer retail market is pay attention to the growing number of packages piling up on your neighbor’s front step. The explosive growth of the home delivery business also has been influencing the industrial, business-to-business world.

The sales ops tech stack

InsightSquared

There’s a concept in transportation logistics called the “spoke-hub distribution paradigm” which routes are organized as a series of “spokes” that connect outlying points to a central “hub.” Why am I talking about transportation and horrible Boston city planning? Guest blog by Joe Rodden, Sales Systems Manager at Catalant Technologies. As a strategic member of the sales team, ops plays a critical role in owning the sales tech stack.

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The sales ops tech stack

InsightSquared

There’s a concept in transportation logistics called the “spoke-hub distribution paradigm” which routes are organized as a series of “spokes” that connect outlying points to a central “hub.” Why am I talking about transportation and horrible Boston city planning? Guest blog by Joe Rodden, Sales Systems Manager at Catalant Technologies. As a strategic member of the sales team, ops plays a critical role in owning the sales tech stack.

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Subscription60: Tuesday, February 26th

ProfitWell

SoftBank Funds Logistics We read through TechCrunch's transportation weekly and sniffed out this tidbit: SoftBank led a $1 billion dollar funding initiative in Flexport , a full-service air and freight forwarder. This isn't SoftBank's first time taking a dip in the transport/logistics pool, though. Transportation and logistics are massive markets that are being disrupted by technology.". Good morning subscription world. Abby here on February 26th, National Spay Day.

29 Latin American SaaS Superstars

SaaStock

Neoway is targeted to serve a diverse range of industries, including transportation, consumer goods, construction, oil and gas, health and pharmaceuticals, technology, telecoms, banks, and insurance companies and brokers, among others. 99 , also known as 99Taxis, is a leading urban transport app coming from the Brazilian SaaS ecosystem. The Latin American SaaS landscape is hustling and bustling, having seen more IPOs in the last 6 months than the previous 20 years combined.

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The Best Tools for Sales

yoursales

Something light, thin, transportable with a anti-glare or matte screen has my preference. Best Tools for Sales. This post is a response to the question “What are the best sales tools for inside sales?” ” over on Quora.

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I hate MVPs. So do your customers. Make it SLC instead.

A Smart Bear

Although not called SLC, there’s a popular meme in product circles that neatly encapsulates the idea of SLC in a diagram: The Modes of Transportation example from the Spotify product team: A skateboard is a SLC product. Zooming into one of our examples above, Snapchat took an SLC progression similar to the transportation metaphor.

The Critical Building Blocks of an Enterprise Sales Engine

InsightSquared

Here are the competencies that you need in the enterprise AE profile that are not necessarily required in dealing with smaller organizations: The ESP is the person who shows Boeing how they can win $152M more business, at a 3% higher margin through using new supply chain automation technology to reduce transportation costs.

5 disruptive forces that will transform the supply chain

DeepStream

They are faster and more accurate and could bring down transportation expenses by reducing labor costs. Let’s go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.”. Steve Jobs. Emerging technologies are changing the daily processes for businesses in procurement and supply management. There is an urgent need for managers to build their capacities to take advantage of the new opportunities presented by technological innovations.

The new age of travel: buyer, leaser, or subscriber?

ProfitWell

Today, we’re eyeing the land dwellers, with two spotlights on the future of vehicular transport. In some North American cities, users can check scooter, bike, car rental, and public transport options on Lyft’s home screen, and it plans to roll out cost and travel time comparisons between transportation modes in the coming weeks. Today, we talk travel. It's no plane or train, but instead a subscription automobile (called Canoo)—we'll tell you all about it.

How to build mobile apps that hackers will find difficult to breach

Audacix

Mobile App Security Tip 3: https Is No Longer A Nice-To-Have All your apps communications must be over secure, encrypted transport protocols, like HTTPS. Similar to websites and web apps that have SSL encryption, mobile apps and their backends that always use encrypted data transport mechanisms make it extremely difficult for hackers to interfere, compromise or steal any data.

18 investors fueling Latin America’s SaaS superstars

SaaStock

The target fields include logistics and transportation, finance, and healthcare. As we showed you in the list of SaaS companies coming out of Latin America, the region has no shortage of SaaS superstars. How did this come about, though? What are the ingredients required to help foster such an ecosystem? A healthy availability of capital is one. We looked at the data and discovered a few vital moments in the funding history of the region.

Who are Asia’s SaaS VCs?

SaaStock

Its investment focus areas include media and tech, telecommunications, financial services, transport, life sciences and more. According to Mike Laven, CEO of Currencycloud, the one thing necessary for any company to succeed in China – or in any of the Asian countries – is to get local investment. You can read his advice and a plethora of valuable insight on Asian expansion in Notion VC’s The Journey East guide created for companies thinking of expanding to Asia.

38 Bright Asian SaaS Stars

SaaStock

TradeGecko integrates sales channels, transportation providers and accounting into one so that businesses can stay on top of their game. Companies can easily compare transportation rates and make bookings. When we announced a few weeks ago that we would be bringing our leading SaaS conference to Asia, and running it in Hong Kong, many locals thanked us for choosing the city.

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Security Update on TLS 1.0 and 1.1 Deprecation

wepay

Thus in December, 2015, we first communicated our plans to deprecate Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 We’re determined to help drive better commerce with less risk. One component of doing this is obsessively adhering to the industry’s PCI Security Standards Council. So when this organization issued a mandate to wind down all use of dated protocols that fall short of newer criteria for strong cryptography, we were of course on board.

Changing the Way We Work with Founding Partner Lan Xuezhao at Basis Set Ventures (Video + Transcript)

SaaStr

You see the flow chart, I’m not going to go through every single detail, but you see the flow chart from loading, unloading, transportation, hold at different ports, transporting different geographies and hiring drivers and driver turnover, and then certification paperwork.

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The Fastest Growing Areas of Startup Investment in 2015

Tomasz Tunguz

In addition, founders have raised capital to transform many of the fundamental industries: transportation, hospitality, lending, health insurance, and banking. Others, like transportation and hospitality, fueled by Uber and AirBnB fundraising efforts, command more than 6% of the billions invested in the last 12 months. Earlier this week, we examined the trends in the major categories of startup investment including eCommerce, Software, Social Networking and Education.

Navigating subscription in the air

ProfitWell

Subscription has made its way to all facets of transportation , and been successful in many. Today, we’re eyeing subscription aviation. Plus, an interview on Product Hunt Radio from the mind of a brand master. And finally, we take a monetization and pricing plunge with Reforge. Your top subscription news. Navigating subscription with Etihad Airways. The modern business model is at it again, permeating another sector of travel as Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways launches subscription flight.

Tech Pulse Survey Gauges CEO Response to COVID-19

OPEXEngine

One CEO wrote, “[t]he vast majority of my employees take public transportation to our downtown office… I’m concerned about the level of risk that we are asking them to take to commute given [that] so many carriers are asymptomatic. As reported in the Boston Globe , MassTLC has been actively working throughout the COVID-19 situation to provide the timeliest information and insights to help our member CEOs make critical business decisions as they navigate the COVID-19 crisis.

"Old" tactics can still work for SaaS marketing

Practical Advice on SaaS marketing

School bus fleet managers in North Carolina regularly attend events hosted by the "North Carolina Pupil Transportation Association." Lots of things about software-as-a-service (SaaS) are new: the business model, the delivery model, the development model. But that doesn't always mean that the marketing tactics need to be new too. You're not obligated to use only the latest tools and techniques. Sometimes the "old" tactics will work just fine.

Does your cloud application have this 7-pronged defensive line against hackers?

Audacix

Here’s a quick rundown of what these seven security headers do: X-Frame-Options Strict-Transport-Security X-Content-Type-Options Features-Policy Set-Cookie Referrer-Policy Content-Security-Policy The easiest and quickest way to check how many of these seven HTTP headers your web application uses adequately is by using the CyberChief.co

The Ultimate Guide to B2B Local SEO

Neil Patel

Major categories include food establishments, attractions, professional services, personal services, entertainment, retailers, transportation, and more. Is your company tapping into its local customers through B2B local SEO?

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How Your Startup's Sector Affects Your Ability to Raise a Series A

Tomasz Tunguz

Search, transportation, finance and analytics startups have the best rates of Series A financing. Uber’s succcess has spawned a handful of similar businesses, driving the transportation category. The average seed stage startup has a 20% chance of raising a Series A according to Crunchbase data for IT startups who raised seed and Series A rounds between 2006 and 2013. But this figure varies significantly sector by sector.

The Biggest Challenges of Scaling Your B2B SaaS Firm in Europe

OpenView Labs

It also has great transportation networks around Europe, entrepreneurial individuals and a favorable tax system, making it a magnet for US and European B2B SaaS companies. Europe is a major target for B2B SaaS firms seeking to scale their businesses internationally. A region consisting of 750 million people and 50 sovereign countries, with multiple languages and countries, means there’s plenty of opportunity to get it right.

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